Friday, August 29, 2008

Mile High Emotions

I cried. I think my entire section was crying. A mother of a very blue eyed little girl and a Mississippi Delta lawyer were standing together cheering and crying. Yeah, I know Obama's acceptance speech felt like a Disney produced tent meeting but after these past tragic 8 years of Bush government, it was a moment of pride again, of exuberance again, of possibility again.

There were a few moments that were like WHAT? moments, such as - can anyone tell me what the hell is "clean coal"?

And the whole thing with pursuing the terrorists to their caves (which, by the way, were constructed with the assistance of the USA during the Russian/Afghan war so that the American sponsored terrorists could hang out to attack the Russians - but I digress...) I guess politicians say that kind of stuff.

All in all, I'm hopeful again. Not necessarily for nirvana or good government but for 'smart'. Hopefully something smart can come out of the white house again...

I've had one of the best weeks of my life. It does something to your psyche when you see thousands of people interested in making life better for others, whose activism is not about their careers but their conscience. Falling off the wagon, never felt so good!

10 comments:

hope said...

Thank you for sharing your experience with all of us. I cried too and I'll take smart, too. I hope that the Americans are smart and carry this team over the finish line.

pischi said...

Thanks for keeping us updated. Sounds like you are really taking in the flavour of the convention. Have you met the man yet? If you do tell I said "Hi"!

Beeb said...

Simply amazing week. I, like most of America, was glued to my TV instead of on teh convention floor - which is particularly frustrating when it's happening in my back yard. Oh well, I'm grateful there are folks such as yourself deeply involved in making this incredible man vecome the most powerful man in the free world. It truly is hopeful.
Sorry, too that we didn't get a chance to meet while you were here. I was at the bear Kiosk, but made it there a little later than I anticipated...so close!
Hope my fair city treated you well - I do love it here. And have a safe journey home.

Virtuous said...

Gurl I was up late last night (not by choice..insomnia)

And caught Tavis Smiley show and Cornell West & Dr. Julianne Malveaux (Pres. of Bennett) was ripping Obama up for watering down his speech and not actually SAYING MLK's name. ;op
And I agree with them.

Anonymous said...

I hope you realize "this man" is a racist and his wife is worse than he is!!!!

Deborah said...

To Anonymous: Cowards like you are what plagues our country. People are trying to move on, we've had enough of your dumb behavior!

Anonymous said...

Clean coal is coal that doesn't have a lot of impurities in it, like sulpher, etc. Hard anthracite. Burns without emitting a lot of impurities into the air.

del said...

I know, this whole thing has been pretty emotional. I think because so many people see hope in Obama where up to now, there's been none of it!

Ava said...

I thought Barack and Michelle gave great speeches - you were so lucky to see them. I looked for you when the cameras focused on the audiences. I hope "smart" wins too!

Derrick said...

My new found friend is also a lover of words. I think that I would call that a bit of fate...me standing in line waiting once again for that bus only to jump into a conversation that would improve an already amazing week. Thanks!